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VP/D Data Science

Apply Now Full Job Title: VP/D Data Science Job Number: R2106-24693 Location: Wilmington, Delaware Date Posted: 06/10/2021

About us
OneMain Financial is the country’s largest lending-exclusive financial company, proudly serving millions of customers with safe, affordable, and transparent installment loans. Our customers turn to us every day—online and at 1,500 branches in 44 states—to help them take control and improve their financial lives with solutions for debt consolidation, medical expenses, household bills, home improvements and auto purchases. Our talented and dedicated team members constantly look for responsible ways to serve our customers when, where and how they want. It’s all about doing the right thing—a mission that hasn’t changed for more than 100 years.

The Role

We're seeking a data science leader and practitioner to transform and grow the machine learning practices that drive our direct marketing engine. As the Vice President/Director of Data Science supporting Marketing and Originations, this individual will lead a team that drives the decisions impacting tens of millions in marketing spend, the actions of thousands of team members throughout our network, and the originations of nearly $10 billion annually in new loans. 

This is a critical leadership role reporting to the Head of Data Science and will inherit a team and existing modeling infrastructure. This leader will also be charged with building the future, while delivering impact in the present. A successful candidate will have both the skills and orientation to get “hands on” as needed using “black box” approaches, while remaining skeptical and continuously challenging the team.


  • Partner with Marketing and Fulfillment business leadership to imagine, design, and deliver the machine learning systems needed to drive loan marketing and originations performance

  • Reimagine and transform current practices and processes into cloud based adaptable machine learning systems

  • Drive research and exploration of new data sources, modeling techniques, and problem formulations to deliver sizable business impact in marketing and originations

  • Continuously monitor developments in data science and machine learning both in the financial services sector and more broadly to ensure that OneMain stays on the leading edge

  • Recruit, develop, and engage high performing data science talent

  • Teach the broader data science team new tools and techniques. Bring along business partners through educating them on the opportunities in using new tools techniques and data

  • Work with external data providers to test new data and develop strategies for inclusion into the marketing and fulfillment processes

  • Effectively prioritize competing initiatives across direct reports; translate strategic priorities into individual/team initiatives and manage expectations


  • Master’s Degree in a quantitative discipline (Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Biostatistics, Physics, or Computer Science); PhD preferred

  • 6+ years of data science experience in a large institution; prefer at least 3 of those in consumer finance, insurance, or direct marketing

  • Expert experience designing, developing, and implementing machine learning systems

  • Applied experience in a variety of machine learning techniques like gradient boosting, deep learning, NLP, etc

  • Superior communication skills with the comfort to interact and influence partners at all levels and senior business executives

  • Proven experience working with teams of diverse individuals focused on several disparate projects simultaneously

  • Advanced programming experience in open-source languages (Python preferred) and the use of cloud computing resources

  • Innovative and capable of developing creative solutions to complex, data-driven problems

Because we want our team members to bring us their very best every day, we believe they deserve the right opportunities and benefits. That’s why we packed our comprehensive benefits package for full- and some part-timers with: 
•    Health and wellbeing options for team members and their dependents
•    Up to 4% matching 401(k)
•    Tuition reimbursement
•    Continuing education
•    Bonus eligibility 
•    Paid time off
•    Paid volunteer time 

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OneMain Holdings, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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